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Mistweaver Monk Healing Azerite Traits/Powers and Armor in Battle for Azeroth (BfA) 8.0.1

Last updated on Aug 13, 2018 at 15:29 by Dhaubbs 23 comments

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General Information

Pick up the Azerite gear with the best traits for your Mistweaver Monk and learn about the Heart of Azeroth. This page is updated for World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth 8.0.1.

For more information about the Heart of Azeroth Icon Heart of Azeroth, please read our Hearth of Azeroth guide.

The other pages of our Mistweaver Monk guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.

About Our Author

This guide has been written by Dhaubbs a Mistweaver Monk theorycrafter, and moderator on the Monk Discord Peak of Serenity. He raids in Big Dumb Guild on Illidan-US, where he also produces encounter videos. You can follow him on Twitter, Twitch, and/or YouTube.

1. Disclaimer

This is an early draft of the final page. It reflects the current state of theorycrafting on Azerite traits and is currently missing gear information. These rankings will definitely change over the coming weeks as more information becomes available through logs and after additional tuning.

2. Azerite Gear for Mistweaver Monk

Azerite Traits are special effects present on Helm, Shoulder, and Chest slots in Battle For Azeroth. Each Azerite item has either 2 or 3 tiers of Azerite Traits to choose from (items below item level 340 only have 2 tiers, while items above that have 3). In addition to this, every Azerite item also has a +5 item level bonus (Azerite Empowered Icon Azerite Empowered). Each tier, as well as this item level bonus, become unlocked as you gain certain amounts of Azerite Power.

The first tier of Azerite Traits is split between a class-specific choice and a generic choice. Generic choices can be zone-related or content-related (such as PvP traits which are only found on PvP gear but work in PvE content).

The second tier has a multitude of options varying from interesting stat procs to static stat gains. This is the tier that is missing on items lower than item level 340.

The third tier can either be a defensive or healing option.

Azerite gear has fixed traits and stats. Each piece has predetermined Azerite Traits, item level, and can not roll either tertiary stats or sockets. While tuning is always in flux, we will try to list the currently best traits for raiding first. Keep in mind many of these are very raid / dungeon / world / PvP-oriented and do not work well in other types of content.

3. Recommended Traits

This page will cover the recommended Azerite traits for Mistweaver Monk. It is important to keep in mind that balancing is likely to change, and to check back often to ensure you are up to date.

3.1. Dungeons and Mythic+

  1. Uplifted Spirits Icon Uplifted Spirits increases the healing of Vivify Icon Vivify and causes Vivify critical strikes to reduce the cooldown of Revival Icon Revival by 1 second. This cooldown reduction applies to every critical strike, including the cleaves.
  2. Misty Peaks Icon Misty Peaks this trait gives Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist a chance to increase your Haste for 10 seconds whenever it heals an ally. The Haste it gives is enormous, making it a solid choice for dungeons.
  3. Swirling Sands Icon Swirling Sands causes your spells to have a chance to increase your Critical Strike for 12 seconds. This duration can be extended by landing Critical Strikes up to a maximum of 18 seconds.

3.2. Raids

  1. Archive of the Titans Icon Archive of the Titans is an Uldir-specific trait. It gives you a small primary stat buff every 5 seconds which stacks up to 20 times. Stacks only decay when out of combat. It also gives the Reorigination Array Icon Reorigination Array buff, which you should always aim to have active while raiding in Uldir.
  2. Font of Life Icon Font of Life increases the healing of your Essence Font Icon Essence Font and gives each bolt a chance to reduce the cooldown of Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea by 1 second. This trait is very strong in a raid setting.
  3. Swirling Sands Icon Swirling Sands causes your spells to have a chance to increase your Critical Strike for 12 seconds. This duration can be extended by landing Critical Strikes up to a maximum of 18 seconds.

4. Outer Ring Traits for Mistweaver Monk

  • Ricocheting Inflatable Pyrosaw Icon Ricocheting Inflatable Pyrosaw causes your spells to have a chance to heal up to 4 allies for a large amount. This trait is only obtainable through crafting Engineering goggles (AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles Icon AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles) that cannot be upgraded past item level 340.
  • Relational Normalization Gizmo Icon Relational Normalization Gizmo causes your spells to have a chance to grant you a primary stat and maximum health buff or Haste and 50% movement speed for 10 seconds. This trait is only obtainable through crafting Engineering goggles (AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles Icon AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles) that cannot be upgraded past item level 340.
  • Archive of the Titans Icon Archive of the Titans is an Uldir-specific trait. It gives you a small primary stat buff every 5 seconds which stacks up to 20 times. Stacks only decay when out of combat. It also gives the Reorigination Array Icon Reorigination Array buff, which you should always aim to have active while raiding in Uldir.
  • Retaliatory Fury Icon Retaliatory Fury gives your abilities a chance to give you a Mastery buff and a shield for 10 seconds.
  • Secrets of the Deep Icon Secrets of the Deep causes your spells to have a chance to spawn a Surging Droplet nearby, which you can collect to increase your primary stat for 18 seconds. Rarely, a Void Droplet will be created instead, which increases your primary stat for twice as much as Surging Droplet's when collected.
  • Unstable Catalyst Icon Unstable Catalyst causes your spells and abilities to have a chance to create a zone standing in which increases your primary stat.
  • Anduin's Dedication Icon Anduin's Dedication / Sylvanas' Resolve Icon Sylvanas' Resolve causes your spells to have a chance to increase your primary stat for 10 seconds. If an ally dies nearby you also instantly gain this effect. Note that this is a PvP trait.
  • Champion of Azeroth Icon Champion of Azeroth gives your abilities a chance to increase all your secondary stats for a minute, stacking up to 4 times. Getting a new proc will refresh the duration, so you will keep this at 4 stacks throughout an entire fight.
  • Filthy Transfusion Icon Filthy Transfusion gives your damaging ability a chance to do damage over 6 seconds to the target, healing you for the damage done.
  • Meticulous Scheming Icon Meticulous Scheming causes you to gain a buff for 8 seconds that transforms into a 20-second Haste buff after you cast 3 different spells while it is active.
  • Swirling Sands Icon Swirling Sands causes your spells to have a chance to increase your Critical Strike for 12 seconds. This duration can be extended by landing Critical Strikes up to a maximum of 18 seconds.
  • Blightborne Infusion Icon Blightborne Infusion causes your spells to have a chance to increase your Critical Strike for 14 seconds.
  • Incite the Pack Icon Incite the Pack causes you to occasionally increase your Mastery and that of up to two nearby allies for 20 seconds.
  • Tradewinds Icon Tradewinds causes your spells to have a chance to grant you Mastery for 15 seconds. When this buff expires, it jumps once to a nearby ally at half duration and amount.
  • Blood Rite Icon Blood Rite causes your spells to have a chance to increase your Haste for 15 seconds. Killing enemies refreshes this effect.
  • Laser Matrix Icon Laser Matrix causes your spells to have a chance to unleash a barrage of lasers which deal damage and heal injured allies for a small amount which is further split among them. It also gives the Reorigination Array Icon Reorigination Array buff, which you should always aim to have active while raiding in Uldir.
  • Collective Will Icon Collective Will / Stand As One Icon Stand As One causes your spells to have a chance to increase your primary stat and maximum health. This effect is also applied to up to 4 nearby allies. Note that this is a PvP trait.
  • Glory in Battle Icon Glory in Battle / Liberator's Might Icon Liberator's Might causes your spells to have a chance to grant Critical Strike and Haste for 10 seconds. Note that this is a PvP trait, and attacking a member of the opposing faction significantly increases this chance, making these traits are much stronger in PvP content.

4.1. Spec-Specific Outer Ring Traits

  • Burst of Life Icon Burst of Life causes your Life Cocoon Icon Life Cocoon to deal AoE healing upon expiration. This is extremely niche and should be generally avoided.
  • Font of Life Icon Font of Life increases the healing of your Essence Font Icon Essence Font and gives each bolt a chance to reduce the cooldown of Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea by 1 second. This trait is very strong in a raid setting.
  • Invigorating Brew Icon Invigorating Brew causes your Thunder Focus Tea Icon Thunder Focus Tea to increase the healing of Vivify Icon Vivify. This trait really locks you into only using Thunder Focus Tea on vivify, and is generally not very strong.
  • Uplifted Spirits Icon Uplifted Spirits increases the healing of Vivify Icon Vivify and causes Vivify critical strikes to reduce the cooldown of Revival Icon Revival by 1 second. This cooldown reduction applies to every critical strike, including the cleaves.
  • Overflowing Mists Icon Overflowing Mists causes targets buffed by Enveloping Mist Icon Enveloping Mist to be healed for a small amount whenever they take damage. However, with the addition of a 1 second internal cooldown, this trait no longer serves the function it once did, and as a result has become a fairly weak choice.
  • Misty Peaks Icon Misty Peaks this trait gives Renewing Mist Icon Renewing Mist a chance to increase your Haste for 10 seconds whenever it heals an ally. The Haste it gives is enormous, making it a solid choice for dungeons.

5. Middle Ring Traits for Mistweaver Monk

  • Savior Icon Savior makes your heals on targets below 35% health have a chance to heal for an additional amount.
  • Bracing Chill Icon Bracing Chill causes your heals to have a chance to apply Bracing Chill to the target. Healing a target with Bracing Chill will heal for an additional amount and move Bracing Chill to a nearby ally, up to 6 times.
  • Blessed Portents Icon Blessed Portents grants your healing spells a chance to apply Blessed Portents to the target for 20 seconds. When the target falls below 35% health, Blessed Portents is consumed and heals them.
  • Blood Siphon Icon Blood Siphon passively increases your Mastery and Leech.
  • On My Way Icon On My Way passively increases your Versatility and Speed.
  • Earthlink Icon Earthlink increases your primary stat, with the exact amount cycling between a minimum value and maximum value every 6 seconds.
  • Overwhelming Power Icon Overwhelming Power causes your damaging spells to have a chance to increase your Haste. The amount of Haste granted decreases every second or whenever you take damage.
  • Concentrated Mending Icon Concentrated Mending causes your healing effects to have a chance to grant the target a HoT that heals every 2 seconds for 12 seconds. The amount healed doubles every 2 seconds.
  • Elemental Whirl Icon Elemental Whirl causes your damaging spells to have a chance to increase one of your secondary stats for 10 seconds.
  • Woundbinder Icon Woundbinder causes your healing effects to have a chance to increase your Haste for 12 seconds. Healing lower health targets will grant more Haste.
  • Unstable Flames Icon Unstable Flames causes your damaging spells to have a chance to grant a Critical Strike buff for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
  • Synergistic Growth Icon Synergistic Growth causes Essence Font Icon Essence Font casts to grant you Mastery for 10 seconds, on a 30-second cooldown.
  • Ephemeral Recovery Icon Ephemeral Recovery causes your healing spells to grant you up to two stacks of an insignificant amount of Mana regeneration.

6. Inner Ring Traits for Mistweaver Monk

  • Strength of Spirit Icon Strength of Spirit causes Fortifying Brew Icon Fortifying Brew to heal you every second that it is active.
  • Sweep the Leg Icon Sweep the Leg slows targets hit by Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep, and grants you a boost of speed for 6 seconds.
  • Personal Absorb-o-Tron Icon Personal Absorb-o-Tron grants you a chance, when taking damage, to gain a large absorb shield for up to 1 minute. This trait is only obtainable through crafting Engineering goggles (AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles Icon AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles) that cannot be upgraded past item level 340.
  • Impassive Visage Icon Impassive Visage heals you when you take damage. It can not occur more often than every 6 seconds.
  • Resounding Protection Icon Resounding Protection causes you to gain an absorb shield every 30 seconds.
  • Auto-Self-Cauterizer Icon Auto-Self-Cauterizer grants you a chance, when taking damage, to self-heal for a large amount and remove most bleed effects as well as slowing nearby enemies by 30% for 5 seconds. This trait is only obtainable through crafting Engineering goggles (AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles Icon AZ3-R1-T3 Gearspun Goggles) that cannot be upgraded past item level 340 .
  • Self Reliance Icon Self Reliance causes you to be healed every 3 seconds while no enemies are within 20 yards of you.
  • Longstrider Icon Longstrider increases your movement speed by a percentage of your highest secondary stat, with a maximum movement speed gain limit.
  • Azerite Fortification Icon Azerite Fortification heals you when you are stunned, immobilized, or knocked back.
  • Gemhide Icon Gemhide causes you to gain Avoidance and Armor for 10 seconds when you take damage that exceeds 10% of your maximum health.
  • Bulwark of the Masses Icon Bulwark of the Masses causes you to gain a moderate absorb shield when surrounded by 4 or more enemies, but can only occur once every 15 seconds.
  • Vampiric Speed Icon Vampiric Speed causes you to self-heal and gain Speed for 6 seconds whenever an enemy you damaged dies.

7. Find Azerite Armor By Trait/Power

In the table below, you can see all of the Azerite gear available to your Mistweaver Monk. By using the + button located next to each item, you can expand the list of Azerite powers that this item possesses (to collapse the list, simply click the - button).

If you want to filter items according to the powers that they offer, you can use the filters below.

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8. ChangeLog

  • 13 Aug. 2018: Updated for Battle for Azeroth launch.
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